Penguin's Comedy Club - Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids, IA
21 & over
Two drink minimum
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Door Time:6:00 PM
Show Type:Stand Up
Restrictions:21 & over Two drink minimum
Penguins Comedy Club located inside The Vault presents DC Malone.
November 8th and 9th
Show time 7:30 PM
D.C. was born in Eugene, Oregon, the son of a jazz drummer mortician. He lived in a mortuary till he was 13 years old. "That tends to hone your comedy skills right off the bat" says D.C. Originally a drummer like his father he started playing guitar at age 10. Raised on jazz, blues, and folk music his life changed radically when he heard his first comedy album. "My grandmother gave me an Allen Sherman record when I was a kid and I was hooked." After that he split his time between the Beatles and the Smothers Brothers.
Leaving home at 16, D.C. traveled to Toronto, Canada where he met his future partner and longtime friend Hampton Nootcheez. Although they began with aspirations of rock stardom, they both realized with time that they were much too cynical to be serious musicians. Nature took its course and a comedy team was born.
Hitchhiking over 40,000 miles in the early 70s and traveling extensively around Europe and the Orient, D.C. has gathered life experience that shows in his work. Whether expounding on the trails and tribulations of marriage and the complications of subsequent single life, or talking about his childhood, singing questionable camp songs, or maybe blasting into his blues classic "Upper Middle Class, White Ass Suburban, Just Moved to the Better Part o' Town Blues," D.C. Malone has put together an incredibly entertaining show filled with hilarious songs backed by expert guitar rhythm, phenomenal finger picking and stories directly inspired by his own fascinating life.
Everyone can find something they relate to in D.C.'s show. His ease and likeability on stage makes you feel like your watching a friend.
In D.C.'s own words, "Hey, comedy for you, therapy for me," and it is good comedy.
Besides comedy clubs, casinos, concerts, and corporate bookings, D.C. is spending a great deal of time overseas entertaining our troops. (The Orient, Europe and most recently Iraq and Kuwait) It's a great feeling hearing them laugh, they're a wonderful audience.
“I hope you like jokes” may seem an absurd way for a comedian to begin a show but those are the words that comedian Dwight York uses to introduce himself to his audience each night. Then the joke-slinging begins and never ends until York says “goodnight” a couple hundred perfect one-liners later.
Dwight York performs at many of the nation’s top comedy clubs and every summer headlines the Buffalo Chip Comedy Club at the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. He has appeared at the Great American Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was a two-time finalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Contest. In October of 2014, he placed 2nd at the Laughlin Laugh Fest.
York has also been a favorite guest on the nationally syndicated The Bob and Tom Show and was featured on their CD, You Guys Rock. York’s CD Quickies (Stand Up! Records) can be heard on Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s Raw Dog Comedy Channel and was rated a “top ten comedy release of the year” by The Serious Comedy Site. Laffspin Magazine says that Dwight York, as inventive as he is suggestive, is what Steven Wright would be if Wright had Robert Schimmel’s blue streak, and that’s a compliment to all three master comics.
Travis Howze is an internationally touring comedian and motivational speaker who spent 14 years in the military and emergency services as a U.S. Marine, Police Officer and Firefighter. Whether performing at corporate events and fundraisers to top comedy clubs, colleges and multiple tours overseas for our troops, Travis has become a comedic demand in multiple arena’s and always leaves his audiences craving more!
Known as the military and emergency services voice of comedy, the topics of Travis’ humor are limitless: from being raised in South Carolina to married life and fatherhood to his time in uniform and much more. Whether dodging bullets, chasing bad guys, or running into burning buildings, Travis is always FUNNY UNDER FIRE!
Brett Erickson is a comedian based in Los Angeles, CA. As host of one of L.A.'s most popular weekly shows, Punch at the Pikey, Brett tackles the week's news with a bold and brash, tell-it-like-it-is style. Combining a razor-sharp wit with a lovably acerbic tongue, Brett takes on topics most comics are too afraid to go near. If you like your comedy in the tradition of Stanhope and Hicks, you'll love Brett.